Waste Minimization

Waste Minimization Policy

Plano will reduce the overall disposal of solid waste and increase reuse and recycling to conserve environmental resources. 
Waste Minimization Action Statements

Create a 20-year Solid Waste Plan and incorporate focus groups to cover the identified key
areas of: commercial businesses (separated by large, medium and small), multi-family
complexes, and residential sections (separated by home size/age, ethnicity and culture, and
family size and median age).
Develop and implement the 2015-2025 Regional Compost Program in conjunction with North
Texas Municipal Water District
and four (4) additional solid waste member cities: Richardson,
Frisco, Allen and McKinney.

Complete the implementation of the Construction and Demolition Recycling Incentive
Program enhancements.

Utilize traditional and emerging marketing methods such as large-scale media, social marketing
campaigns, and presence at public events to improve awareness and participation in the
City’s recycling programs. 
Complete the implementation of the Recycle Right All Star program. complete
Evaluate and determine the next tier of residential-based materials potentially targeted through
future recycling activities, collections or programs to increase recycling and decrease waste disposal.
Develop and refine Plano’s Commercial Recycling-based Green Business Certification program
and increase promotion and participation of program.

Supporting Resources and Materials
Commercial and Demolition Recycling
Environmental Community Awards
Green Business Certification
Organic Recycling
Recycle Right All Star
Texas Pure Products